Come out and HAVE FUN with Pittsburgh Regional DMC Battle Champion DJ Throwdown and Kerim The DJ!



Kerim The DJ

Spinning records in clubs since he was fifteen, Kerim harnessed his skills on the local reggae-club circuit in his hometown of Brooklyn, NY. He set himself apart with his ability to smoothly mix the foundations of DJing with the modern party-rocking techniques of today. By the age of sixteen he had secured a residency at the Caribbean American Entertainment Center, where he held weekly events.

After a brief hiatus used to focus on his studies and
instrumental interests, Kerim decided to return to his disc jockey roots during his junior year of college. He quickly created a following and a reputation for himself as the best DJ on campus, sweeping the competitions held by the student body. His accolades continue to grow as he is now a top-6 contender in the NYC and Washington DC DMC DJ battles, and reigning champion of Washington DC’s 8-3-1 DJ Battle.

Kerim’s innovative style, influenced by his time as a percussionist has allowed him to move crowds of all creeds while showing off his unique skill set (which now includes an electronic drum he has configured for use with his DJ equipment). Known for his unpredictable selection, he has been spotted at a wide array of venues domestic and international alike. Some of these include Marquee NYC, The Park at 14th in Washington DC, and Thompson’s Garage in Belfast, Ireland.

DJ Throwdown

Look no further than the Cap City’s own sultan of scratch DJ THRODOWN to bring you the best in turntable-tainment. Equipped with a vault of instant party tunes and an enchanting display of stylish tricks and musical command, Throdown has won over audiences all across the US, leaving a trail of electrified dancefloors in his wake. Proudly demonstrating well over a decade of experience behind the 1’s and 2’s, Throdown creates adventurous DJ sets showcasing a cornucopia of nightclub hits and timeless classics spliced together with turntable finesse, while engaging his audience with powerful stage presence and microphone stunts. His years of study have earned him the stripes and the collection of sounds to deliver something for everyone, resulting in an all-encompassing résumé of countless performances spanning from weddings and proms, to raves and music festivals, to radio and nightclubs, to rap shows and DJ battles. And outside of the DJ booth, the cut crusader can be found sharing nearly half a lifetime’s worth of knowledge and experience with up-and-coming selectors at the Beat Refinery, the mid-Atlantic’s premier DJ and music production school.

Throdown’s unparalleled performance style has earned him many prestigious accolades throughout his musical journey. Competing every year since 2012 in the DMC; the world’s longest running, most respected DJ battle; he was most recently crowned the 2017 champion of the first ever DMC Pittsburgh Regional, and went on to earn 4th place in the 2017 DMC US Finals in NYC. Also this year Throdown has officially teamed up with his star protégé, 10 year old phenom DJ Kool Flash, and produced a 4-turntable tagteam performance that earned them 3rd place in the DMC Online World Championships teams category.  In 2016 Throdown became a World Finalist in the solo DMC Online DJ Battles. In 2015 he won his first Regional Championship title in his hometown of Washington, DC and went on to earn 4th place in the 2015 DMC US Finals. Throdown’s unique showcases have positioned him as a main attraction at some of the country’s biggest music festivals, including SXSW, Lollapalooza, Big Dub, Dreamscape Festival, and Freeform Fest. Outside his home turf of DC/MD/VA he has ignited dancefloors as far as Chicago, Miami, New Orleans, Austin, Reno, New Jersey, Raleigh, Denver, Pittsburgh, New York and San Diego, sharing stages with Wu Tang Clan, A-Trak, Diplo, Flosstradamus, DJ Craze, Qbert, and even Vanilla Ice, just to name a few.